J Connection offers social and educational programs throughout the year for families with young children. Whether you're new to the community or looking for a deeper connection, we've got something for you! J Connection events are open to all and everyone is welcome. You can learn about Jewish events in our area! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for the J Connection monthly newsletter.
Fall Family Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 5 • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Hayrides, pony rides, Camp Yachad crafts, Sukkah decorating, PJ library. Free.
Family/Teen Rebuilding Outing
Sunday, November 2 • 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Join us as we team up with the Jewish Federation's Community Engagement program for a hands-on day of community service and rebuilding. Families with children and teens are welcome to participate; we will meet at the JCC at noon and head up to our service site. Don't miss this opportunity to give back to the community and help those in need.
Why Be Jewish in the 21st Century? Beginning the Conversation
Sunday, November 16
Everything You Need to Empower Your Children to Lead an Inspired Jewish Life for parents and grandparents of children ages 0-15
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Facilitated Breakout Session
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Nosh, share, connect and schmooze 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Beyond ‘J Date’…Talking to Your Adult Children about Making Jewish Life Choices for parents and grandparents of adult children (high school, college, 20s and 30s)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Facilitated Breakout Session 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Nosh, share, connect and schmooze 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Questions? Contact the Congregation Beth Israel Office at 908-889-1830 M-F between 9:00 and 3:00 or leave a voicemail on the general mailbox at x202. Registration required by Sunday, November 9.
This program has been developed through a partnership of Congregation Beth Israel, Congregation Anshe Chesed, Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah, Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim, the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning, the JCC of Central New Jersey and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. This partnership welcomes any new participants.
Jewish Discovery Zone
Join us for another year of this beloved program led by Treasure Cohen, Jewish family educator. Treasure has served as Director of Family and Community Education at the Jewish Education Association of MetroWest, NJ for many years. Thirty years ago, as a young parent, she and her husband, Rich, developed Shabbat and holiday services for young children and their families at Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ, and she continues to lead services and train other leaders today. Treasure will help us learn about and celebrate Jewish holidays and traditions through songs, stories and crafts. Meet other families, enjoy snacks and supper and have a blast! For children ages 3-7 and their families. $15/child; adults are free.
DeLights of Hanukah
Sunday, November 16 • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Brighten up your Hanukah with this dynamic, interactive holiday celebration! Learn songs, eat traditional potato latkes and create your own works of art to take home. Light supper provided. Registration is required by Wednesday, November 12
Price: $15/child, adults are free
Shalom Israel Adventure
Sunday, January 18 • 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Take a virtual sightseeing trip to Israel and enjoy an adventure at each stop! We'll celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the birthday of the trees in Israel, with songs, stories, crafts and food. Registration is required by Tuesday, January 13.
Price: $15/child, adults are free
Maybe your family has recently grown by one or your friends are just about to welcome a little one into their lives. ShalomBaby welcomes parents, their newborns and newly adopted children into the Central Jersey Jewish Community. ShalomBaby provides you with:
• ShalomBaby gift bag, full of fun and helpful gifts, information on parenting and Jewish resources for parents and families
• A connection to create lifelong friendships for you and your child
• Support from caring volunteers
• A connection to your Jewish Community
If you are interested in receiving a ShalomBaby gift bag, please contact Randi Zucker, J Connection Director, at 908-889-8800 x253 or email@example.com.
J Connection is a partnership between the Jewish Community Center of Central NJ and local synagogues and is funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
For more information and to register, contact Randi Zucker, J Connection Director, at 908-889-8800 x253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.